Thanks to the Icelandic volcano with the incredibly difficult to pronounce name (Eyjafjallajokull, pronounced like this), the normal HART Communication Foundation press conference at Hanover Fair has been cancelled.
The steamroller toward integrated device standards is rolling on. The latest to climb on the back of the steamroller is Honeywell. The goal is full device interoperability regardless of vendor. Let's hear it for everybody on the team.
ISA NEWS RELEASE The ISA-SP104 committee has completed adoption as an American National Standard of the generic electronic device description language (EDDL) specified by IEC 61804 for device integration. The committee has announced the publication of ANSI/ISA-61804-3 (104.00.01)-2007, Function Blocks (FB) for Process Control - Part 3: Electronic Device Description...
From an email earlier this month, Dick Caro writes: I have written several articles on FDT/DTM. Originally, I was quite negative about this technology, but after being "educated" by several field instrument suppliers I have finally resolved the important differences between FDT/DTM and EDDL.
ISA SP104 Committee Announces New Website for EDDL Research Triangle Park, NC (17 April 2007) - ISA's Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL) standards committee, ISA-SP104, has launched a new website, www.eddl.org, that gives information about the standard and offers resources for learning more about EDDL technology.